FINANCE: Commissioners in Southport and Formby had a £90,000 underspend at the end of the financial year with an overall underspend of £261,000 if contingency funds were taken into account, according to the organisation’s latest finance report.

The CCG spent £1.36m less than expected on prescribing but overspent by £277,000 on secondary care including an extra £87,000 at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT due to an increase in reconstructive procedures in trauma and orthopaedics.